Install applications on Mac from command line

If you have .dmg file

  1. Mount dmg file: hdiutil mount your_favorite_app.dmg
  2. Copy app to “/Applications” folder: sudo cp -R “/Volumes/your_favorite_app/your_app.app” /Applications
  3. Unmount dmg file: hdiutil unmount “/Volumes/your_favorite_app/”

If you have .pkg file:

installer -pkg your_app.pkg -target /

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